2003 Honda Element

DX FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4 man trans

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2003 All-Star: Small Sport-Utility
2003 All-Star Small Sport-Utility: Honda Element

What you're looking at here is the rolling redefinition of the small SUV. True, this booming category has been pulled and stretched already, courtesy of tiny crossovers, mini-trucks, and tall wagons. But the Element is the only small SUV to exploit fully the functional capabilities of its size while staying true to the rebel character of its breed. With its flat floor, center-opening side doors, and clamshell liftgate, the Element has a huge interior that offers unprecedented access. And something about its squareness recalls old-school Bronco IIs, Blazers, even G-wagens in miniature. Driving the Element is big fun: Its body control is exemplary, its gearshift and four-cylinder engine are tidy and slick, and its steering lets you know that you're driving something lasting and solid. So, while other carmakers' small SUVs are simply their mid-size SUVs reductio ad absurdum, the Element enhances and expands the very idea of the mini-ute. It's not a compromise of sportiness and utility, it's a maximization of those two attributes and the breakout SUV of the year. - Eddie Alterman
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DX FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4
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DX FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4
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2003 Honda Element Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
21 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
26 MPG
Horsepower:
160 hp @ 5500rpm
Torque:
161 ft lb of torque @ 4500rpm
  • Air Conditioning (optional)
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS (optional)
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control (optional)
  • Electronic Stability Control (optional)
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front (optional)
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • CD Player (optional)
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
36,000 miles / 36 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:00
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION
Summary
HONDA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2003 HONDA ACCORD, CIVIC TWO AND FOUR DOOR, AND MODEL YEAR 2003-2004 HONDA ELEMENT VEHICLES. THE INTERLOCK LEVER OF THE IGNITION SWITCH MAY UNEXPECTEDLY DEFORM, WHICH CAN ALLOW THE INTERLOCK FUNCTION OF A VEHICLE WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TO BE DEFEATED.
Consequences
REMOVAL OF THE IGNITION KEY WHEN THE GEAR SELECTOR OF A VEHICLE WITH AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HAS NOT BEEN SHIFTED TO THE PARK POSITION CAN ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL AWAY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE ORIGINAL INTERLOCK PIN AND LEVER WITHIN THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND REPLACE THEM WITH NEW, DESIGNED COMPONENTS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 7, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT HONDA AT 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
551,498
Notes
HONDA (AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:34:50
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
Consequences
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy
SABERSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 11, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SABERSPORT AT 1-909-598-7589.
Potential Units Affected
16,270
Notes
SABERSPORT


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:34:50
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Summary
DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
Consequences
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy
DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.
Potential Units Affected
42,540
Notes
DOPE, INC.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
American Honda Motor Company (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2002-2003 Civic, CR-V and Odyssey vehicles, and model year 2003 Accord, Element, Pilot, and Acura MDX vehicles to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the passenger seat occupant or other occupants.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. Interim notices are expected to be mailed at the end of January 2015. The recall began on January 21, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009. Note: This is an expansion of NHTSA Recall No. 13V-132.
Potential Units Affected
988,440
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
American Honda Motor Company, Inc. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2007 Accord (4-cylinder), 2001-2002 Accord (V6), 2001-2005 Civic, 2002-2006 CR-V, 2003-2011 Element, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2007 Pilot, 2006 Ridgeline, 2003-2006 Acura MDX, and 2002-2003 TL/CL vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. Owners of vehicles in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, were notified on or about September 2014. Honda began notifying owners in all other locations in January 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
5,394,000
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
American Honda Motor Company, Inc.'s (Honda) is conducting a limited regional recall for certain model year 2003-2005 Accord, Civic, CR-V, Pilot and Acura MDX, model year 2003-2004 Odyssey and Element, and model year 2005 Acura RL, and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered in California, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the inflators in all affected vehicles, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin during August 2014. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
321,199
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:41
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
American Honda Motor Co. (Honda) is recalling certain model year 2001-2005 Honda Civic, 2003-2004 Civic CNG and Element, 2002-2005 CR-V, 2002-2004 Odyssey, 2003-2005 Accord, Pilot, Civic Hybrid, and Acura MDX, 2005 Acura RL and 2006 Honda Ridgeline vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in geographic locations associated with high absolute humidity. Specifically, vehicles sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Saipan, Guam, and American Samoa are addressed by this recall. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequences
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking and potentially seriously injuring the vehicle occupants.
Remedy
Honda will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 26, 2015. Owners may contact Honda customer service at 1-800-999-1009.
Potential Units Affected
807,599
Notes
Honda (American Honda Motor Co.)


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
3
IIHS Overall Front Crash
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Applicable
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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